verb (used with object), mag·icked, mag·ick·ing.
- magic bullet,
- magic carpet,
- magic circle,
- magic eye,
- magic flute, the
Origin of magic
Examples from the Web for magic
The future Mr. Vergara—and star of ‘True Blood’ and ‘Magic Mike’ shares some life advice in an exclusive video.Who Is Joe Manganiello? Sofia Vergara’s Fiancé on the Value of Hard Work|The Daily Beast Video|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Despite all the gun talk in “Hot N—,” everyone wanted a piece of him and his magic.
Shortly thereafter, T.I. lent his first post-incarceration verse to a remix of “Magic.”Future Makes Us Rethink Everything We Thought We Knew About Rap Artists|Luke Hopping|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Captivated by the performers and the magic, she has been shooting behind the scenes ever since.
In one study, children saw a magic trick where objects placed into one box were duplicated in another.Why Are Millennials Unfriending Organized Religion?|Vlad Chituc|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Every exhalation of English earth was a magic potion to conjure visions and dreams.The Retrospect|Ada Cambridge
If a dying person struggled hard and long, it was believed that the spirit was kept from departing by some magic spell.Folk Lore|James Napier
Even the powers of magic were tried in vain to effect his cure.Paris from the Earliest Period to the Present Day; Volume 1|William Walton
Arrived there, Planchette asked Spieghalter to stretch the magic skin.
Yet the damsel gazes continually into the eyes of her cavalier, and the magic of his eyes draws her back to him again.Tales From Jkai|Mr Jkai
adjective Also: magical
verb -ics, -icking or -icked (tr)
Word Origin for magic
late 14c., "art of influencing events and producing marvels using hidden natural forces," from Old French magique "magic, magical," from Late Latin magice "sorcery, magic," from Greek magike (presumably with tekhne "art"), fem. of magikos "magical," from magos "one of the members of the learned and priestly class," from Old Persian magush, possibly from PIE *magh- (1) "to be able, to have power" (see machine). Transferred sense of "legerdemain, optical illusion, etc." is from 1811. Displaced Old English wiccecræft (see witch); also drycræft, from dry "magician," from Irish drui "priest, magician" (see druid).
late 14c., from Old French magique, from Latin magicus "magic, magical," from Greek magikos, from magike (see magic (n.)). Magic carpet first attested 1816. Magic Marker (1951) is a registered trademark (U.S.) by Speedry Products, Inc., Richmond Hill, N.Y. Magic lantern "optical instrument whereby a magnified image is thrown upon a wall or screen" is 1690s, from Modern Latin laterna magica.
1906, from magic (n.).